How to make tea

How to easily make the perfect cup of British tea

Making the perfect ‘cuppa’ tea is simple. Learn the proper way on making tea with our step-by-step instructions.

All you need to make a cup of tea is hot water and tea, but there’s some additional steps should you wish to make that ‘perfect’ cup of British tea. It really will help boost your tea drinking experience and make your tea so much better!

What you will need

  • Loose Tea
  • Teapot with an infuser
  • Filtered water
  • Instant Boiling Water Tap or a kettle

Below is a quick overview of how to make the ‘perfect’ cup of tea.

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1. Use an Instant Boiling Water Tap or kettle to put water in your cup

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2. Put tea into a tea pot and add hot water from your boiling water tap or kettle
3. Cover teapot and steep the tea

Set timer to steep the tea at the correct duration. Steeping time is different for each type of tea so check packaging to make sure what is recommended, usually it’s no longer than 5 minutes.

4. Strain out the tea and pour hot tea into tea cups

Top tips to make better tea

  • Use an Instant Hot Water Tap
  • Clunky kettles that take up space are a thing of the past when it comes to Instant Hot Water Taps, they automatically filter your water so you don’t need to worry about using a filter. Their boiler system will heat water up to temperature of between 75 to 98 degrees celsius.

  • Set the correct water temperature
  • Ensure you set the correct water temperature, with an instant boiling water tap – you can easily set the temperature using its touch-screen display to adjust temperature from 75 to 98 degrees celsius.

  • Use loose tea
  • Tea in tea bags are leftover broken bits and is literally ‘tea dust’ after the tea has been processed making it poor quality, whereas high quality good tea is a rolled whole tea leaf.